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Staff Sergeant William Dellinger

Staff Sergeant Will Dellinger is a member of the USAF Band of Flight stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He performs his musical duties as a tuba player and the musical director of the unit’s brass ensemble, Spirit of Freedom. He also plays tuba and guitar with the unit’s large popular music ensemble. In addition to his musical duties, he serves as the operations representative for the brass ensemble and large ensemble along with other collateral duties. While stationed in Ohio, Sergeant Dellinger has had the opportunity to represent the Air Force in solo recitals at the Army tuba-euphonium conference in 2019 and 2020 as well as performing in the AF 75th Anniversary performance in the Rose Bowl Parade.

Sergeant Dellinger was born and raised in Fairfax, VA, where he studied with Andrew Hitz and David Porter at George Mason University. After earning his BM in Music Education, he taught general music in grades K – 5 for three years. During this time, he studied with Roger Behrend and David Brown and performed with the Northern Virginia Tuba Euphonium Quartet (NOVATEQ). While he was with the group, they placed first in the chamber ensemble competitions at both the Northeastern Tuba Euphonium Conference in 2017 and the Mid - Atlantic Tuba Euphonium Conference in 2018.

2015 Bachelors of Music in Music Education, George Mason University in Fairfax, VA
2022 Airman Leadership School, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

June 2018-Present Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
AF Training Ribbon

1-time Squadron Airman of the Year
2-time Squadron Airman of the Quarter
2-time Squadron Musician of the Quarter

Airman First Class - 24 April 2018
Senior Airman - 24 August 2020
Staff Sergeant - 1 June 2022

(Current as of August 2022)